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SFGTV
Oct 23, 2012 8:30am PDT
first city in the world to have that kind of data available. >> other cities can take elements of sfpark and implement it in the cities. los angeles is working on it. berkeley is working on a project. washington, d.c. is, too. cities are looking at parking management differently than the have in the past. >> later this year, we are gathering all the data we need to evaluate rigorously all our expectations of how this can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, improve transit speed, reliability, reduc. [applause] >> good evening. i'm the director of transportation. for me, this is not the academy awards. this is the all-star game. the folks sitting over here are truly the all stars of the city. i've had an opportunity to work with ed, harlan, and jocelyn. behalf of all of us. we are also very lucky to have a bunch of people from sfmta, many of them are here. my job is to introduce the awardees. please join me and give a hand for jay primus, george reynolds, steven lee, and lorraine fuqua. >> thank you. this is a tremendous honor. it really does feel fabulous to be recognized. one of
FOX
Oct 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
obesity crisis. >> if the pressure passes, they will become the first city in the country to impose such a tax. >>> now two new high-rise apartment buildings have the green lean. they will go up on south and market in santa clara and a 347 unit building will go up on car lyle street and many people -- carlyle talked with and many of them agreed. >> we can always go and listen to music so that is always good. >> they are looking for an active downtown and they are staying away and in stead, they will set it up in terms of the area, sal has more. >>> guys, this morning we do have some fog to deal with and steve and i will be telling you, we will become the fog brothers. i mean cars are driving through but it is just going to be favored visibility and you can see traffic is moving along relatively well. we will each an eye on that for you. and the commute is off to a good buts foggy start, let's go to steve. >>> all right, good morning, a pretty strong system is out here and it has tapped into some moisture. it is a arriving sooner with the remains of sandy and it is just enormous. it has act
LINKTV
Oct 29, 2012 7:30pm PDT
earliest works is a work called "mi abuelita," and it was my first mural in the city of los angeles in the hall and beck band show. and it's a work about my grandmother, with arms open to the children from the afuereÑos niÑos, who could dance in her arms. in terms of farmworking images, there are very few that exist that are from the position of farmworkers -- their experiences and their life. the guadalupe mural project represents a yearlong residency in the city of guadalupe, which is a farmworking town in central california. another very early work is a piece called the "uprising of the mujeres." that figure of the indigenous woman who's rising up out of the fields has become something of a synonymous image with my work. in public spaces in los angeles, the spaces are controlled by young people. if i was to paint on one of these walls... i was going to have to have their permission. and so i began to organize gangs. people were really amazed that there were gang members painting, and the los angeles times carried the first article ever wri en about my work. it said, "gang members
SFGTV
Oct 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
land. it's high time that whenever balboa station is mentioned, you are really a transit-first city, we connect balboa train station with visitation valley. the second point i want to make is on this so-so called mobility study. new right, the transportation system especially any of the buses that go up to hunter's point is very precarious. and this has been going on for many, many years. over 15 years. but in the last three years, it's despicable. you do not know who are the focus groups gathering to talk about some mobility program, but as far as the really plight of the people, something has to be done. and that's one of the ways where [inaudible] is fostered. the sfcta, loves to talk the talk, but cannot walk the walk. finally, i saw this thing in the bus that you be a czar for a day and now to the year 12-2040, you can spend $64 billion. we are not dealing with monopoly and those type of
SFGTV2
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
we're very appreciative of them as first-responders in the city. >> i was in new york when it happened and it's always odd for me to think back to that time. so onto some news. you have a lot to talk about today and we're going to try to keep it as organized as possible. you have announcements and policy discussions and i think we should start with you -- i just love the fact, last time you were here on stage, the only office he had run for was class president of high school. >> that is right. >> now you have two elections behind you, one as mayor as well. it's just amazing. you have another one -- how long are you mayor? >> four-year term. >> so you have three more years? >> yes, and then re-election. >> and you want to get some stuff done and some of that is around innovation. and you have called this the innovation capital of world. >> unabashedly. >> i have seen the banner at the airport. >> oh, gosh of course. >> tell me about your plans >> when i was inaugurated in january, i had gone through pretty intense re-election and talked to technology and business world and i ha
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 11:30am PDT
conversation in san francisco at spur. i think it is off somewhere one of the first cities, i think the only city, and has put together a working group around the sharing economy. we are the epicenter in san francisco. we have a role to help nurture the emerging space. there is a lot of value to be created here. i am really excited to be part of the panel seeing all of these great people next to me. >> the people on the panel are going to tell us about their companies. let's come straight down the line. >> i am a co-founder and ceo of viable, a community marketplace for travel experiences. anybody can offer their services to others as a guide, offering touristrs, sailing ships, cookig class. we have enabled terrorism -- tourism to access parts of the city it had never before accessed. restoring murals for example. we launched in 2011. we have been going for about a year. we're proud to be launched in san francisco and growing the platform here. >> i am the founder of a company called task rabbit, an online marketplace for people to outsource jobs to others. if you need dry cleaning pick
SFGTV2
Oct 19, 2012 11:30am PDT
in our public transit. we talk about being a transit first city, but everyone has had the experience of sitting in gridlock, waiting for the bus, trying to hail that tab, walking on pedestrian sidewalks that are not particularly safe. as a city, we need to do more to invest in the first-class transportation system. >> what are some of the biggest issues facing your district? >> in addition to the local economy that impacts the merchant corridors, to many vacant storefronts, transit issues, in every neighborhood we're having a real conversation about how we change, whether we should preserve aspects of the important characters of our neighborhood or think about building new things. there is also a real discussion we're having in many neighborhoods about affordability. i hear from too many tenants in the process of being evicted, homeowners being foreclosed on. we need to think about how all of us can continue to live in a city where the whole world wants to be. >> it is a great place to be. >> it is a great place to be. how do you balance the needs of your district versus the needs of
SFGTV
Oct 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
public is on november 2nd, so the first friday of november, and it will be in room 421 of city hall from 1.30 to 3.30 pm mraes feel free to call us for access or more information about the meeting. >> thank you, joanna, any public comment? seeing none, we will move on to our -- may i go on? next item, no. 10, the november election, access to information, polling places and voting machines. presentation by gil fox from the san francisco department of elections. hi, welcome. >> thank you, good afternoon, everyone, i am here and my colleague will be right upstairs, natalia kasin amount, our deputy director, and we are here today to talk about disability training for election staff, accessibility in voter education and accessibility at polling places. i have prepared a written report which i will -- ken will hand out large print paper copies at the end of your meeting and i will get to him for his sdrib distribution on monday electronically. i also have some other materials here for the public. at the department of elections we strive to help every eligible san franciscoan be a voter on
SFGTV
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the first city in the united states, neighborhood cultural centers, as a reflection of not only dealing with art, but making sure that art is focused in the neighborhoods. we really want our community to have the opportunity to participate, to deal with, and actually to become involved with art development. recently the city has found its way to make sure that at least 2% of every new construction in city buildings is preserved for art. and this is kind of an extraordinary thing for a city of our size to do. as a result, we have a wide array of lots of cultural and artistic venues for people to take advantage of. >> i wanted to let sfgtv, we have a powerpoint. >> yes, we do. but i'm not quite ready to use it yet but i will hit that button in just a moment. thank you for reminding me. the reputation and promise of the arts commission has been tarnished recently. and i think by looking at our report and reading it, you get a clear indication of how what was to be an extraordinary part of our art community has found itself faced with a variety of challenges and criticism. and as su
SFGTV
Oct 18, 2012 10:00pm PDT
that make it a better, safer, more walkable community considering we're a transit-first city. i have also worked in public transit and worked in the school district government. so i hopefully you kindly consider my appointment to seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. >> thank you, mr. walker. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] and again i know that supervisor farrell was not here at our last committee hearing. we did hear from mr. daniel weaver, miss veronica garcia, mr. henry kevane and mr. william walker who just spoke again just now. so thank you to the other applicants who are here again today. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madame chair. and thank you to all of the applicants who have come out. and for your interest in serving the city and county of for instance. it's always hard when you have more applicants that you have seats. i think any one of these applicants would do a great job in this position. so it's unfortunate that we only have six seats for nine applicants. so my hope is that whatever happens if for some reason you
PBS
Oct 14, 2012 1:00pm PDT
revolution -- all of them are citizen journalists. >> he shot this video in the first city taken by the rebels. >> i was responding. i was about 20 inches from the tank. >> in our studio, rudy uses -- explains the technical tricks he has used to protect video on his computer from the prying eyes of eckpnts. he has been to jail three times. he was also tortured and feared for his life. >> maybe i'm the next one who will die in the shelling. but because we try to just let everyone in the world see what the rajiv -- what the regime is doing. we are ready to sacrifice ourselves to the world. >> these are all students who became a citizen journalists before fleeing syria. in paris, they found support from like mines -- mines -- minds. mahomet came to paris 12 years ago. he has been helping syrian refugees since the conflict broke out, providingdocumentati, and consolation. >> when they arrive, they emerged from jail and from being tortured. plus, they no longer have a purpose,ike organizg an filming the resistance to assad. we try to take them in. >> among the compatriots' he has been lo
SFGTV
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm PDT
city in your pocket, you don't really want to go back, so we give you scoot, the world's first network of shared electric scooters and the perfect mode of transportation for the city that leads the world in what's coming next. thank you. [applause]. [applause]. >> and go giants. congratulations to them and to all of those of you wearing orange and black in the chambers. i want to thank the members of sfgov tv who are working on this committee meeting. and the clerk, ms. alisa miller. i am joined by board president david chiu and we will be joined by committee vice chair sean elsbernd. do we have any communications? >> please make sure silence all cell phones and electronic diveess, any document documentse submitted to the clerk. >> supervisor chiu: i just want to thank the patience and indulgence of the chair as well as members of the public. we were not watching the celebration of the giants. there was a signing ceremony today for our u. s. transportation secretary announcing a grant to the subway project planned a few weeks ago and we had some miscues but we're ready to go. >
SFGTV2
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
is the first city in the world to recognize this and to work collaboratively with all of us. >> [inaudible] >> [inaudible] >> what is that? >> this is one thing we have thought about not necessarily actually creating a new currency, but as far as our platforms, sharing resources. i do see a future in being able to create a system where you can kind of have some type of credit or there is some type of sharing and bordering among those services. as we all grow, i know that our company was born that way. we were a originally funded by money we made off of airbnb sublett our apartment -- subletting our apartment, which was managed by taskgrabbit, and we would use peer to peer, schering. it was very much the bread-and- butter, and i think we will see that nationally expand, though it may not be its own initiative. >> yes, i will just add to that that you are one of the largest -- one of the largest time banks in the country is here in san francisco, the bay area community exchange. could start using that to mobilize volunteers, so i encourage you to check it out. another thing to
SFGTV2
Oct 31, 2012 11:30am PDT
-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worked on and that is what i will do as supervisor. >> miss olague? >> as supervisor i have been working on many issues, so it's really difficult for me to prioritize any one set of issues. so we have been prioritizing transit issues and affordable housing issues. and the rest of it, but right now i believe the city is really challenged with issues dealing with equity and i believe there are many people who
SFGTV
Oct 29, 2012 2:30pm PDT
think it's true, that if we truly want to be a transit-first city, muni is never going to be enough. even if we had another $100 million a year to invest in making muni the kind of service that we all want it to be in terms of reliability and consistency, it would never meet all of the transportation needs of our citizens and our visitors. and if we truly want to see significant movement in terms of reducing the number of private car people make, in terms of getting people able not to have private vehicles to actually give up those vehicles, we have to have, number one, a reliable cab service which right now we don't have in san francisco. and number two, we have to have very, very robust car sharing. and that means traditional car sharing and the newer kinds of car sharing that we're seeing. and we need to make sure that the regulatory scheme actually supports that. and right now we're seeing some car sharing services that are experiencing problems with the california p.u.c. we need to make sure those services have a path to being acknowledged as legal and appropriate. we also need
SFGTV2
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
: philadelphia was the first american city to develop a water system and to take on as a municipal responsibility water delivery to all of its citizens. when william penn laid out the city, he actually chose a spot of land that had a lot of groundwater. however, by 1730, 30,000 people lived within the first seven blocks of philadelphia, next to the delaware river. well, 30,000 people caused filth in the city and polluted their water sources. the groundwater was not potable. and in one year, 1/6 of the population died of yellow fever. now, they didn't know at the time that yellow fever was carried by mosquitoes. but the health issue was major in that first movement to build a water system. narrator: so they set out to find the cleanest source of water. although the majority of philadelphia's water now comes from the delaware river, early engineers found that development along the waterfront was causing pollution. so their search led them to the nearby schuylkill river. philadelphia developed technologies to pump water from the river into the city. these technologies established engi
SFGTV2
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
should require nert training. we're in a city that the first-responders, even if you had a gazillion firefighters, first of all, most of them don't live here unfortunately and secondly we're going to need all of us when it comes to a big earthquake. when you get this training they say 80% of the people will be needing to be helped. very minorly injureded and then we'll have the training to help them. so i think that would be a really awesome thing if we could all be nert trained and require it. >> mr. resignato, is this time card 3 or 4 for you? >> this is 3. >> from what it sounds like, Û: think i need to become a nert, because i'm a nerd already, but i could become a nert. i love the prevention questions. keep them coming. i'm passionate about prevention. there is a simple thing to make sure that when our earthquake hits we can do what is called "shelter in place." we can keep people in their homes. basically we have lot of multi-family homes with soft understories with a garage, but there is a lot of weight on top. what happened in the loma prieta earthquake, it's a simple proces
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
here punching holes in the wall just expecting a great thing to happen and this first in our city, a city target store here in the middle of the city is going to be great and i love daly city and others but you know they're quiet and rather to drive down there our residents, our visitors can have a store right in the heart and have the brand names of things we're accustomed here. i think they will find it convenient and on all levels of affordability and so forth and i think the store is going to be a over night success. i'm a big supporter of it. gosh talking about being a corporate citizen and the construction jobs and the permanent jobs and they really did itlet right way and of the 300 jobs people have been hired by city target. 70% are franciscan residents. isn't that a great accomplishment? i know they worked hard. they worked hard with mission hiring hall and economic and work force development and the hiring events here and training and built up the expectations and they were met and this is what i love about being the mayor of san francisco. we can talk about jobs and workin
SFGTV2
Oct 27, 2012 9:30am PDT
partnership that we speak about in the city that has to be part of any city make up. this is the first for san francisco but i know l.a. has one. maybe they will open up a second one and chicago and seattle and we are glad to be joining the city stores and congratulations and as mayors do and this today is city target day in san francisco. [applause] >> thank you mayor lee. we are honored by your kind words and partnership, and now i would like to introduce anne wilson, president of united way bay area to come up and say a few words. >> thank you steven. this is a really great celebration want congratulations to you and congratulations to west field and congratulations to the city and congratulations to all your teammates who are here that have great jobs with a great company and as the united way target is a partner not just here in the bay area but all across this country. target teammates participate in the community and with many nonprofits and last year teammates give over $15 million to the local united ways and that is no exception here in the bay area. we value the partnership
SFGTV
Oct 6, 2012 5:30am PDT
this year because san francisco is now as of this april the first city in the state to have expanded safer school zones city wide so 181 school there is are 15 miles per hours speed zones and the police are out enforcing them and will see next wednesday and that is far more than any other city in the state. the city that started this has five 15-mile an hour zones so we really -- >> [inaudible] >> yeah. exactly. and other cities are looking to san francisco now to follow our lead and so i hope you will drive carefully on walk to school day, and i hope you will consider walking instead. thank you. >> thank you very much. so if the people wanted to know which schools just in case they didn't know are participating where would they go to find out? >> they can go -- i think sf safe routes to school .org and many of the supervisors are walking in with students near their homes. >> so there are people in the community that want to support this effort they don't have to necessarily have a kid in that particular school to participate? >> i think it's sort of up to the schools, but yeah i thi
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
because of a 3 million budget gap. the city handed out 38 pink slips. stockton was the first city to declare bankruptcy and the largest city in the nation to do so. listen up before you do your next load of laundry. ge is recalling front load washing machines because the basket could separate and cause injuries. the model affected were sold in gold, red and white colors from july 2008, to august 2011. heather? >> thank you so much. 24 minutes after the hour now. more and more americans are voting without going to the polls. but the trend is causing concern about voters fraud. eric shawn has more. >> absentee ballots and mailing in your vote are a way for your voice to be heard. 90 million voters in the election 14 million and 50 percent of the electorate used absentee ballots. new jersey expects 40,000 absentee ballots and joe hogan the county clerk said there is a rigorous official that requires officials to insure the integrity of absentee ballots. our people get the information and verification and the ballot is sent out in a complete packet with instructions . that ballot is retu
SFGTV
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
need of a city that changed substantially over the last 30, 40 years. now we're transit first. our do you wanour downtown has d within the next 20 years it will change. new districts will offer new life for the downtown. to the south, yerba buena has come into its own. the transit center on rincon hill projects will shift the center of downtown south and provide new regional connections. an essential corridor will create a new center of activity. to the yoorth union square thrives, powell street, chinatown, and the feeder district are a few blocks away. to the west emerging technology hub around the historic furniture mart, new shopping mall, strand theater will transform that end of market street in the coming years. at the center of it all lies market street. all this change since the last design. this requires new creative thinking for how market street should be designed. it will always be the heart of our city, but new exciting opportunities exist to think about our public realm in a more expansive way and opportunities to begin building a more robust transit system that will bet
SFGTV
Oct 12, 2012 2:00am PDT
signal honor of being the first woman ordained in the baptist church in the city and county of san francisco, back in 1982. join me in welcoming rev. dyson, please. [applause] >> good afternoon, everybody. an indication. we come as a community today, calling for the validation and good things on this occasion, in celebration of black history. we have gathered at this moment in time so that historical truths would be this month pepys celebration foundation, as the city once again owners the contributions of african- americans. let the scribe's record that on the third day of february, in the year 2012, in the city of st. francis, time stood still as the historical accounts of african americans in america and in san francisco were acknowledged for their contributions that helped to build the nation and the city. as we allow this invitation to lend itself to truth, i pray that there can be an understanding, that there can be no history that does not weaved into the fabric of its record the true, undistorted account of the slaves, the negros, black folks, and african americans, calling
SFGTV2
Oct 22, 2012 9:30pm PDT
great city needs a equally great leader and our first presenter tonight is exactly that. he recognizes the importance of the strength that diversity brings to a city and the people who live in it. >> he's a former advocate of affordable housing and rights of immigrants and renters at his time at the law caucus. after 20 years for the government as investigator for the whistle blower program and director of city purchasing department of public works and city administrator prior to his appointment and election as the city's first chinese american mayor and first asian elected to the office and please join us welcoming our mayor edward m lee. [applause] >> wow thank you very much. good evening everyone. well, it's my pleasure to be here with you tonight and to participate in the recognition and honor of our great leaders from the latino community, and i tell you there are so much construction that our latino community is providing the city in every way possible, the arts, law enforcement, restorative justice, all of the different services in the city, so i am excited to be here tonight an
SFGTV2
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm PDT
works and city administrator prior to his appointment and election as the city's first chinese american mayor and first asian elected to the office and please join us welcoming our mayor edward m lee. [applause] >> wow thank you very much. good evening everyone. well, it's my pleasure to be here with you tonight and to participate in the recognition and honor of our great leaders from the latino community, and i tell you there are so much construction that our latino community is providing the city in every way possible, the arts, law enforcement, restorative justice, all of the different services in the city, so i am excited to be here tonight and it's my personal pleasure to be joined here to have our democratic leader nancy pelosi also join in this community celebration. [applause] while we all know that latino heritage month is particularly importance to us in our city. it's the time when we can celebrate the independence and the self determination of numerous central american and south american nations where so many of our residents come from and where our immigrant popula
SFGTV2
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
city's transit first policy. in order to implement that policy, there's two key things we need, we need strong leadership and innovation and what we're seeing today is the manifestation of just that in san francisco. what we need to do as the government and the transportation agency is make sure there are good choices available to people in terms of how they get around san francisco. we want people to feel like they don't need to get in their car, they don't want to get in their car, maybe like supervisor chiu and i, they don't own a car because there are other good options for them to get around san francisco and there are ways they can get around that aren't going to clog our streets with traffic or fill our air with pollution, and i think scoot represents just one of those options and we're very happy to welcome them to san francisco, we're happy to do our small part in facilitating their launch here, i want to thank our director of off street parking manages all the mta parking garages and lots, we want to be through the management of those lots supportive of better ways to mov
SFGTV2
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure island and welcome more people to our great city and we are growing as a result. we are going to have the greatest subway system that can connect to our bart, to our caltrans, to up and down our muni lines. this central subway will be a great success. it will connect to some of the most densely populated and rapidly developing areas, and it will improve acce
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